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Northcote sunken garden

Chris and Dan wanted to turn their sloping backyard into an area of tranquillity, yet would also function well as an entertainment area with a screened utility zone for clothesline and shed. They wanted an Australiana theme to attract native birds and animals into their little green space. I thought to divide the sloping block into 2 levels to make the space more useable, thus the idea to step down into an entertainment area removing oneself from everything else and enjoying the view of planted splendour!

Yarraville contemplative veggie garden

Stephen and Annie wanted help with their little green space on completion of their very tasteful house extension complete with timber deck & pergola. They wanted the space to be productive yet interesting as it would be seen from the new deck /entertainment area. I designed a curvaceous wall-seat in random natural stone which also served as a retaining wall for the raised veggie planter providing a pleasant vista from the new deck vantage point

East Brunswick Food Garden

Andrew is a big believer in organic food and wanted to be more self sufficient. He was keen to try new things and being a carpenter, was able to implement all of my ideas himself ! I designed 3 large raised veggie planters for crop rotational purposes. The planters were made from recycled timber with screenings and agriculture drainage at the base so the veggies wouldn't get wet feet. Using a top notch 'veggie mix' and finishing it off with pea straw mulch Andrew just had to plant them out with the veggies of his choice. Andrew also chose several 'Semi dwarf' fruit trees (suited to Melbourne's climate) which were planted in raised beds along the sides of the fence of this North facing block. A protective cage was constructed from heavy grade chook wire and recycled materials to protect his investment from the ravages of the local possums! They just love to munch on young unsuspecting shoots ... but not in this garden!

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